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Facebook Partners With Dutch Government To Stop Illegal Betting Ads

The Dutch Gaming Authority has announced that it has reached a deal which will see the social media giant blocking the ability for unlicensed betting operators from targeting Dutch users in their social media ads.

As part of the deal, Facebook has agreed to follow Dutch law, which currently prevents the promotion of betting sites that are not licensed. Currently some of the sites blocked from operating in the Netherlands include Bwin and Ladbrokes.

Commenting on the agreement DGA Board Member Paul Tang said, "(The agreement is) an important step in combating illegal operators and preventing people, especially young people who have easy access to Facebook, in to being duped into participating in illegal gambling. By taking this step, the organisation is showing it takes its social responsibilities seriously."

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